Word Cloud Stamping background – Creative Expressions

Hi there welcome. Today I’m here with my Creative Expressions design team make. I have collected up a number of my sentiment sets and used them alongside Sue Wilson’s craft dies, Perspective’s collection to create this word cloud stamping card today. The design looks stylish in a monochrome scheme, but it would be fun to incorporate colour too.


Sue Wilson’s perspectives die is so versatile and i’m enjoying finding new ways to design with it. Did you see my last cards made with it?

Last time I used a nice bright colour scheme and pixie powders to add some bling to the card. pop over and have a look  Pixie Powder on coloured card

Word Cloud Stamping

I have made a video for you to show how the card was made.


Items used

Sue Wilson's Perspectives = Happy Petite Lavish Sentiments clear stamp set  Elegant sentiments clear stamp set  Pierced Tag sentiments by John Lockwood  Stitched speech bubble clear stamps


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IndigoBlu Summer Florals reminder – Layering a stamp

So how are you enjoying your summer. Did you know there is still time to enter the IndigoBlu July Challenge;


I have another card made with the ever so stylish IndigoBlu Colour Me – Daisy stamp. This time I have used different colours to the conventional daisy colour scheme in my last DT piece for you. To remind you, I have the link below to direct you to my last post.

IndigoBlu Colour Me Daisy – Inverted Die Cut Layering

This time also I have used stacking layers, so that the image ‘comes’ out of the card towards you.


July challenge reminder


I really enjoy finding new ways to use stamps over and again.

I also look forward to seeing the what the rest of the DT come up with also, there is so much talent in the team so head on over to the blog to see what they have been up to, there is new inspiration post every other day.

IndigoBlu Challenge Blog

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Stamped Wild Flower ATC with Creative Expressions

Hi All! Thanks for joining me. As I am away from my craft room at the moment, I only have limited supplies with which to craft. I made sure I travelled with inks, ink blenders, a selection of stamps and plain cardstock. So over the next few weeks I will challenge myself to see what I can create. Today, for Creative Expressions I have made this little ATC with stamped wildflowers.

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What is an ATC?

ATC = Artist Trading Card, a mini piece of artwork for artists to showcase themselves, techniques, styles etc is a small collectable format that can also be swapped.  There are no rules to creating an ATC, other than the artwork must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size.

How Make

1.Cut a 2.5 x 3.5 inch piece of coconut white foundation card by Creative Expressions.

2.Create the background using a direct to paper technique with  Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Drag the ink pad lightly over the cardstock in one direction only, to create a wood effect. Highlight the background by repeating using Spun Sugar Distress ink.

3. Select one of the flowers from the Creative Expressions WildFlower clear stamp set , and stamp using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Re ink the same stamp with Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and stamp again – I have offset the image off the page because I only wanted a small amount of blue.

4. Die cut two small banners from the Justrite- A2 stitched Banners & Rectangles set. Colour each of the banners with distress ink, one with Gathered Twigs and the other with Mermaid Lagoon. Glue into position as shown.

5.  Colour two small pieces of cardstock; one with Gathered Twigs and one with Mermaid Lagoon, and when dry die cut the words from Sue Wilson’s Perspectives Happy collection. Use cosmic shimmer acrylic glue to add to the ATC.

6. Embellish the flowers with same coloured flat backed gems.

Creative Expressions Goodies used

Creative Expressions Coconut white foundation card

Creative Expressions Wild flowers A5 clear stamp set

Justrite – A2 stitched Banners & Rectangles

Creative Expressions, Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Perspectives, Happy Die

Please click the link below to see what the other members of the Creative Expressions Design Team have been creating


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IndigoBlu Vintage Mixed Media Canvas – Brown & Teal Challenge

Hi, come and join us for a brand new challenge on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog, the new theme is, and I have made a vintage mixed media canvas panel, inspired (loosely) by the Queens 90th birthday celebrations.


IB brown teal

I’ve seen the inspiration from the rest of the design team, and it is definitely worth a visit to the blog. So head on over and leave your challenge entry too, the theme is one of my favourites so I’m looking forward to seeing them all.

Good Luck everyone!

I have created a video for you, so pull up a chair, make a cuppa and press play, hope you enjoy!.


IndigoBlu Stamps used

IB- ‘Jack’
IB- ‘Penny Farthing’
IB – ‘Floral Fantasy A5’







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Simple Stamping Techniques – Creative Expressions

Hi there, Friday again and this week I have a couple of bookmarks to share with you using the pack of 6 greyboard bookmarks by Creative Expressions. I have used the heart banner from the ‘New Home’ clear stamp set, and the Scrabble Tile alphabet. I have also included a little video tutorial talking you through how to create a continuous pattern from a single strip stamp…..ideal for the new stampers visiting today!


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I’ve have tried to show three different styles for you today. I was really pleased with the way the blue bookmark turned out because I was able to get it to look like actual denim fabric.

To create a denim look fabric

Cover a piece of white linen cardstock with two colour cloud inks, Indigo Mist and Ocean Blue, layering one over the other and allowing to dry.

Please take a look at my video tutorial where I talk you through how to build up a larger image just from a single stamp.

Supplies used

Greyboard bookmarks

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud – Indigo Mist, Ocean Blue, Cerise Pink, Spring Bluebell, Basil Leaf

Foundation Card – Black & Coconut white

Creative Expressions – New Home Clear Stamp Set (CEC-755)

Creative Expressions – Scrabble Tiles Alphabet set (small) (CEC769)

Justrite Stamps – Doodled roses clear stamp set (JRCR-02194)

Creative Expressions – Stitched Mobile fun clear stamp set (CEC765)


I do hope that I have inspired you to try something different today. Many thanks for joining me today, hope to see you again soon,


Creating decoupage layers with Stamps

In this issue of Creative Stamping Magazine, 29 it is all about Family Celebrations, and the free stamps accompanying this edition cover cards for the whole family. My brief from the editor this time round was to demonstrate how stamps can be used to create many layered images ie. decoupage.

CS29 cover CS29 Backing Card

It can be easy to just use the stamp as is, and produce a 2 dimensional image. Of course using them this way you have the opportunity to use many of your colouring mediums to bring them to life. But sometimes it is just good to do something different, especially if you have already used the stamp many times over already.

CS29 cake easel
As well as being in a circle easel card, I have stacked and colour each of the layers of the cake.

My set of cards for you here hopefully show you that by stamping the image many times and fussy cutting out different elements of the image you can create your own 3D image. there are full written up instructions in this issue of the magazine.

i was particularly proud of these cards, because as you can see the editor chose my layered cake card as the main cover image …. I was chuffed to bits.

CS29 Flowers Expecially 4U

By stamping the floral bouquet many times and colouring each identically, i was able to cut out the flowers as individual elements and layering them together. I stamped the leaves from the free stamp set as a backdrop, before piecing the bouquet back together again.

CS29 pennant cupcake

CS29 Present sequins

CS29 balloons


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My Magazine Publications

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Decorative Roses – Just one Stamp for Creative Stamping

This edition of Creative Stamping (issue 30) has a beautiful set of free stamps, and will inspire those of you who love Rennie Mackintosh designs, will absolutely love using these stamps.

I was asked to use the smallest single rose stamp, to create a set of cards, the idea being that we get the absolute most out of each set of stamps we have.

For more information follow the link Creative Stamping, issue 30

cs30.p01-coverAdobe Photoshop PDF

Even on it’s own, the smallest of stamps, used imaginatively can create beautiful modern cards. I havn’t used many other supplies, mainly just card stock, ink and embossing powder. Full details to make are available in the magazine.

I hope you enjoy what I have created for you!

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My Magazine Publications

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Get into the Groove – Music themed Cards

For this issue of Creative Stamping magazine I was asked to create a set of cards for those who love their music.

For more information on the magazine, follow the link
Creative Stamping, issue 31, or click on the image below.

CS31 cover

Using the free music themed stamps and the Neon Geometric Capsule collection by Docrafts, I was able to come up with a selection of cards that would suit all generations. There are full details in the magazine on how I made these cards.

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CS31 2

CS31 3

CS31 4

CS31 5

CS31 6


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Happy dreams come true – IndigoBlu Stamps

Good morning, today is the launch of May’s challenge theme over on the IndigoBlu challenge website. It’s a play on words this month, and can be interpreted in so many ways by different people. Everyone has dreams, either life changing aspirations or whimsical daydreams.

May Your Dreams Come True

I have dreams, and am gradually plucking up the courage and slowly working towards making them happen. It’s only as I’m getting older that I’m thinking I may as well try to realise them, it’s a whole new venture and way of thinking for me!

21May16 Dreams come true

I took my inspiration from the IndigoBlu’s flutterby backing paper. I continued the card by stamping and adding addition colour with Seedless Preserves, Fossilised Amber & Milled Lavender distress inks. The butterfly has texture after I embossed it with distress embossing powder.

If you have never had the chance to work with the IndigoBlu papers (of any design) I was really encourage you to treat yourself to some. They are a dream to work with, and take any medium you want to work with so well. They are the only papers I have found so far (in my opinion) that allow you to get a crisp, beautiful image with distress ink that remains true to colour.

IndigoBlu Stamps used

IB Flutterby (code F-B)
IB Flutterby (code F-B)
Bear Hugs
Bear Hugs (code BH)
Tasty Textures
Tasty Textures
looks like rain, deer
Looks like rain, deer (code RD1)






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Friendship card for Creative Expressions

Good Morning, it’s a glorious day here! I have created a friendship card for Creative Expressions today, that reflects my up lifted mood with a bunch of yellow roses. I have used the single rose stem from John Lockwoods Rosebud Elements stamps, and greeting sentiments from the Mobile Stitched Fun clear stamps.


I have used a masking technique a one single rose stamp to create the bouquet. Join me on my youtube channel, where I have begun filming tutorials to show you how my cards come together.


Creative Expressions supplies used

Creative Expressions Foundation Card, Milk White & Black

Creative Expressions, John Lockwoods Rosebud Elements
Creative Expressions, John Lockwoods Rosebud Elements
Creative Expressions Stitched Mobile Fun clear stamps
Creative Expressions Stitched Mobile Fun clear stamps











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